Can you register a Pomsky?

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The Pomsky designer breed does not have a sufficient history or database of records needed to qualify for registration by any of the major kennel clubs or associations. The American Kennel Club for example has some pretty intense requirements. With respect to adding new breeds of dogs to the list of AKC-recognized breeds, the American Kennel Club states:

There are a number of factors the Board considers in making this decision, including documentation that the breed in question has been breeding true for many generations, with accurate record keeping; evidence that there is sufficient interest in the breed throughout the United States; and a national club in place that meets AKC requirements to act as the parent club for the breed.

There are a number of reasons why some breeds might not be eligible for registration with the AKC. They could include such things as lack of sufficient interest in the breed in the U.S., registry records that fail to meet AKC requirements, the absence of a national club that meets AKC requirements or no desire on the part of enough dog owners to become affiliated with the AKC.

akcregistrationThe American Kennel Club understands that their requirements can be arduous. In response to that, the AKC formed the Foundation Stock Service (FSS) for the express purpose of helping new breeds develop breeding records. The goal of the FSS is articulated as follows:

The AKC is committed to taking the necessary action to ensure the continuation of purebred dogs. In accord with this objective, the AKC created the FSS® record-keeping service to allow rare breed fanciers to continue their commitment to the improvement of their breed.

One of the most serious concerns for any breed is the integrity of its pedigree and ownership records. For many fanciers, the ultimate goal is full AKC recognition. There are several criteria that must be met in order to achieve this plateau. Often, the biggest hurdle is creating and maintaining accurate records.

With the FSS®, the AKC staff of experts will maintain the pedigree and ownership records in addition to a stud book. The AKC has more than 100 years of experience protecting the integrity of registries for purebred dogs.

Fanciers who record their dogs with the FSS® can rest assured that the AKC will maintain quality stud books for their breeds.

However, the FSS® is not open to “rare” breeds that are a variation of an AKC-registrable breed or the result of a combination of two AKC-recognized breeds. This would seemingly rule out the candidacy of the Pomsky.

The American Rare Breed Association (ARBA) was founded in 1991 so that rare breeds unrecognized by the major kennel organizations could exhibit their dogs. The goal of the ARBA is to secure qualification for registration for all its breeds by the American Kennel Club. Even though many of the ARBA breeds are recognized by other large kennel clubs, the AKC is the largest and most respected group.

As of March 2013, the Pomsky designer breed is not recognized nor has it been accepted into the ARBA.

The Pomsky Club of America (PCA) was founded by a Pomsky breeder and is working toward qualification and registration of this breed. However, it is unreasonable to expect any significant progress to be made on this front for several years as the breeding and record keeping required is extensive. There are significant hurdles to registration that potentially may never be overcome. To comply with the rigorous standards, the PCA has adopted a DNA-testing requirement similar to the one instituted by the American Kennel Club.

In our ongoing effort to provide quality information to our readers, we must advise you to choose another breed if registration by the major kennel clubs is an important consideration for you.

In order to join the Pomsky Club of America, the organization stipulates the following:

If you purchase a pup from any of our recommended breeders it should come with PCA papers and a serial number connecting it to the DNA results that both you and the PCA will have a copy of. If you lose these papers another DNA test will be required as well as your serial number to get new paperwork. So be sure not to lose the serial number. If you are a breeder wanting to join the PCA and you do not have PCA registered dogs you need to first read through our code of ethics and make sure you can uphold all of them. If you are not willing to invest the time and money to operate up to our standards please do not contact us. Be prepared with records of breedings and DNA results for any Pomskies that you want to register. If you have not yet produced a litter of Pomskies we will be more than happy to mentor you and share some of the things we have learned to ensure the best possible future for your lines.

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